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Does IV saline fluids flush out or dilute medications for ssri in about an hour after taking the medication?

Does IV saline fluids flush out or dilute medications for ssri in about an hour after taking the medication?

Unlikely: No, it's unlikely for that medication to be flushed out with IV saline. The medication is broken down by the liver and therefore usually requires up to several days to completely leave your system. ...Read more

Saline (Definition)

Saline water is a general term for water that contains a significant concentration of dissolved salts (nacl). In medicine we use saline solution for IV hydration. Normal saline (ns) is the commonly-used phrase for a solution of 0.90% w/v of nacl, about 300 mosm/l or ...Read more


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When administrating medication through an ng tube or gastrostomy tube, how many mls of saline is used to flush for pediatric patients?

When administrating medication through an ng tube or gastrostomy tube, how many mls of saline is used to flush for pediatric patients?

Depends on med: Five to ten mL is a general amount of saline flush in larger children, depending on the viscosity of the medication being delivered through the tube. Infants and very small children may require less. ...Read more

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When having blood drawn in the er, is it necessary to hook up the IV port and inject saline if you don't require constant medication?

Let me explain: Just for blood draw you do not need this but because you are in the er they may need to IV access this why they keep open in case you need it. ...Read more

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Is inflammation of the nasal septum lining treated with medication or will saline rinses be the best?

Is inflammation of the nasal septum lining treated with medication or will saline rinses be the best?

Nasal sprays: Inflammation of the nasal mucosa or lining is best treated with a topical nasal steroid spray like flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc. These nasal steroid sprays take some time (months) to work and should be used every day, not just for a week or two. Additionally, nasal saline sprays will help by keeping the nasal lining moist because dryness can cause more inflammation. Think about a humidifier at night. ...Read more

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My 1 year old has phlegm constantly for the past 3 months. Tried saline, medication and the humidifier. What is the cause and best treatment for this?

My 1 year old has phlegm constantly for the past 3 months. Tried saline, medication and the humidifier. What is the cause and best treatment for this?

? food allergy: Mucous is a sign of inflammation. Most common cause is a food allergy and an unhealthy gut microbiome. Go to A4M.com and us practitioner locator tab to find a functional medicine doctor near you to help you evaluate your child's gut health and look for possible food allergies ...Read more

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Is 2000ml of normal saline too much fluid over 8 hrs? And when u flush the line with heparin is that going into my system?

IV Hydration: No and yes. This is a safe amount of fluid as long as you do not have renal failure. The Heparin does go into your vein. But, this medication does not last long. It dissolves very rapidly and is not thought to be of any danger in such a small dose. ...Read more

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Can you get hiv from a saline lock or the drugs administered through it?

Can you get hiv from a saline lock or the drugs administered through it?

No: You just can't. You need to get it from the fresh blood or semen of someone who's sick. ...Read more

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Not up to date on tetanus shot. Scratch to the face from indoor/outdoor cat. Flushed with saline. OK to wait couple days for shot?

Not up to date on tetanus shot. Scratch to the face from indoor/outdoor cat. Flushed with saline. OK to wait couple days for shot?

With Tetanus shot: The recommendation remains to get update as soon as possible after injury. Recommend also washing this wound with warm water and soap. ...Read more

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I HAVE SICKEL CELL TRAIT AND IT CAUSES ALOT OF PAIN. AND MY SINUS. CAN I TAKE MY TRAMADOL 5OO MG. AND USE A SALINE FLUSHES?

Tramadol 50mg: Saline flushes carry very low risk to do harm, and trying to use them to relieve sinus pressure is very common.
Tramadol is usually prescribed in the 50mg - 100mg range. TRAMADOL 500mg is a very high dose, you should talk with your doctor before you take tramadol 500mg. ...Read more

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Nurse tried to start iv in back of wrist for hida scan. She got blood but it wouldn't flush with saline so she took it out. Area around it very sore?

Nurse tried to start iv in back of wrist for hida scan. She got blood but it wouldn't flush with saline so she took it out. Area around it very sore?

HIDA Scan: HIDA Scan is a nuclear test for Gallbladder disease
During the test, a hormone called cholecystokinin (CCK) may be injected through the IV line. This hormone causes the gallbladder to contract and release bile. CCK can cause side effects, such as nausea and stomach cramping. These side effects should go away after a few minutes. In your case IV was not in the vein may have leaked causing pain ...Read more

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Felt something go in eye but can't see anything there. It hurts every time I blink, what do I do. Tried flushing with saline wash and water.

Felt something go in eye but can't see anything there. It hurts every time I blink, what do I do. Tried flushing with saline wash and water.

Exam: You need to see an Eye MD to evaluate your eye. You may have a foreign body trapped under your eyelid, & the only way to remove it is to examine your eye & everted eyelid to identify & remove it. Sometimes what your feeling is not a foreign body, but the scratch on the cornea left behind. Either way you need an exam. ...Read more

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What is best drug to treat BP of 214 from normal saline infusion in ambulance? Was hypotensive 92 yo who was dry; salt sensitive mild htn, prior cva.

What is best drug to treat BP of 214 from normal saline infusion in ambulance? Was hypotensive 92 yo who was dry; salt sensitive mild htn, prior cva.

Confused by question: Someone w/ low blood pressure en route to hospital by ambulance doesn't suddenly have increase in BP to 214 due to saline infusion. Increase may be a reflection of underlying illness which necessitated transfer to hospital or anxiety about ride to hospital or fear of illness or other injectable meds received to raise low bp. Treatment meds & parameters then depend on underlying acute illness. ...Read more

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What could this be? Vibrating/fluttering feeling @R external iliac/femoral artery, sometimes followed by a feeling like a warm saline flush

What could this be? Vibrating/fluttering feeling @R external iliac/femoral artery, sometimes followed by a feeling like a warm saline flush

Blood flow: If you have not had recent trauma, surgical interventions, indwelling lines at the area you are describing you should be fine. However at times some patients develop a small leakage from their vessels after trauma, surgical interventions, and/or indwelling lines that some patients describe as painful and that is accompanied by vibration, if this is the case you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I was doing my nails and some nail glue flicked in my eye it really hurts/ burning I flushed out my eye with saline a bunch of times what should I do?

I was doing my nails and some nail glue flicked in my eye it really hurts/ burning I flushed out my eye with saline a bunch of times what should I do?

See an eye doctor!: Some chemicals can permanently damage the eye. If there is pain or burning, or if your vision is impaired, after flushing your eye, please have your eye checked at the nearest emergency room asap! ...Read more

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Eye flushed with saline cause of possible dog faeces in it. Is antibacterial ointment to prevent infection from faeces or from eye being disturbed?

Eye flushed with saline cause of possible dog faeces in it. Is antibacterial ointment to prevent infection from faeces or from eye being disturbed?

Hold off: You have flushed your eye out and the natural tears are terrific at fighting infection. There is no reason to anticipate that your eyes will get infected from an accidental exposure as you descibe. Wait a day or two and see if anything develops but I would bet there will be no problem. ...Read more

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How long can a prostate bleed while being flushed with saline bags. Cancer has been ruled out by a CT scan. It has been 3 weeks and my dad is worried.

How long can a prostate bleed while being flushed with saline bags. Cancer has been ruled out by a CT scan. It has been 3 weeks and my dad is worried.

Here are some. ..: First, ask and work with professionals for detail and expectation. But, for the elderly, he may need some intervention to control bleeding and ensure bladder emptying and no UTI. Oftentimes, he may need surgical relieving prostate obstruction, preferably with laser because of its effectiveness and less bleeding. Ask Doc for individual detail. ...Read more

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Saline nasal allergy spray called asteoto. It's main ingredient is azelastine hcl. Could that show up on my drug test?

Saline nasal allergy spray called asteoto. It's main ingredient is azelastine hcl. Could that show up on my drug test?

No, but sedating: Tons of meds cause false-positive results in drug tests. It depends on the actual testing reagents. Here's just one ex: http://www. Pharmacologyweekly. Com/articles/drug-classes-cause-false-positive-urine-drug-screen. Be honest reporting all meds, even if they won't show. Your antihistamine drops are considered sedating, so may be prohibited if you are a pilot/ATC. Consider montelukast. Works well. ...Read more

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4 hrs ago I put ear drops (95%isopropyl alcohol & 5% saline) in my eye. Flushed with water. Not burning now but still tearing a lot. Will eye be ok?

4 hrs ago I put ear drops (95%isopropyl alcohol & 5% saline) in my eye. Flushed with water. Not burning now but still tearing a lot. Will eye be ok?

You need to go see.: You should see a Eye specialist on an urgent basis, like Thursday morning (tomorrow. Alcohol can cause a burn on the Cornea (also called Keratitis) which can be painful and lead to impaired vision. The doctor will have to give you medicines to counteract keratitis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: saline?

What is the definition or description of: saline?

Salt water: Saline water is a general term for water that contains a significant concentration of dissolved salts (nacl). In medicine we use saline solution for IV hydration. Normal saline (ns) is the commonly-used phrase for a solution of 0.90% w/v of nacl, about 300 mosm/l or 9.0 g per liter. ...Read more

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Please explain why is saline used for wound cleansing?

Please explain why is saline used for wound cleansing?

Basic and gentle: Saline is basically a weak solution of salt in water. This closely matches the basic fluid component in our bodies and therefore is very similar to what the cells are used to "bathing" in. Things like betadine, peroxide and alcohol are very damaging to the cells as is "letting the air get to it". You should wet a gauze pad with saline and gently clean the surface of the wound. Dress it after. ...Read more

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How is saline hemodialysis performed?

How is saline hemodialysis performed?

Using saline: During hemodialysis heparin is used to prevent clotting in the system at entrance (arterial end) when blood returns back (venous end) unclothed state. Some times heparin is contraindicated (like reaction to it etc) then saline is used continuously or intermittent flush to prevent clotting in extracorporeal system. ...Read more

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I was just sent to ER for 3 bags of IV saline fluid, is that alot?

Not really.: For someone your age, it isn't all that much. I don't know, of course, what the IV fluids were given for, but three liters should not cause any issues. ...Read more

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Is iv saline a good treatment for POTS?

Initially, yes: If POTS is due to dehydration, or if dehydration is contributing to blood pressure instability, then IV saline is a good starting point. However, if symptoms persist despite adequate (re-)hydration, then you have to look to medications - Florinef, (fludrocortisone) Midodrine - and other interventions (compression hose - it's actually the most effective in controlling POTS symptoms but people don't like to wear them ...Read more

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Why should I have saline implants instead of silicone ones?

Personal choice: In my opinion, silicone implants are softer, lighter, and more natural appearing. The outer shell of both implants is made out of silicone. Benefits of saline implants include cost. After obtaining all the information, it is a personal choice. ...Read more

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Do saline eardrops unplug ear?

Do saline eardrops unplug ear?

Sometimes: Sometimes: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0012702/
In recalcitrant cases, you have to see an ENT doc to clear wax. ...Read more

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Can too much saline do harm?

Can too much saline do harm?

Too much salt: Normal saline is basically salt water--with slightly high content of salt than your blood. If given via IV route, too much saline can cause volume overload, excess salt, leading to hypertension, edema, and/or possible heart failure etc. It is often only given in hospital/nursing facility where the person is monitored regularly. Too much of anything is not good. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you use saline for congestion?

How do you use saline for congestion?

Saline drops: Nasal saline drops. Put 2-3 drops in each nostrils and use a nasal suction to suction the nostril after a few seconds. You can also use saline in nebulizer too. (use saline designed for inhalation). ...Read more

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How can a saline solution clean a wound?

How can a saline solution clean a wound?

Basic and Gentle: Saline is basically a weak solution of salt in water. This closely matches the basic fluid component in our bodies and therefore is very similar to what the cells are used to "bathing" in. Things like betadine, peroxide and alcohol are very damaging to the cells as is "letting the air get to it". You should wet a gauze pad with saline and gently clean the surface of the wound. Dress it after. ...Read more

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How does normal saline correct alkalosis?

Normal saline: Isn't normal, there is extra chloride which causes an acidosis ...Read more

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